2017 Music Log


Best Of The Year:

1. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis-10.0
2. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen-10.0
3. Crash, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
4. Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel-10.0
5. Neferateri, Miles Davis-10.0, *Barnes and Noble
6. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green-10.0
7. Demon Days, Gorillaz-10.0

It’s groovy time again. Also I’m currently doing a Public Library challenge where I check out what I want to listen to in alphabetical order. Nothing in A interested me I guess:

January

1. Why Are You Okay?, Band of Horses-8.0
2. The Haunted Man, Bat for Lashes-9.0
3. Radio City, Big Star-9.0
4. California, blink 182-9.5
5. Buffalo Springfield Again , Buffalo Springfield-9.5
6. Yellow Submarine, The Beatles-9.0
7. Third/Sister Lovers, Big Star-8.0
8. Crash, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
9. Going Out In Style, Dropkick Murphys-8.0
10. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan-8.5

February

11. Embryonic, The Flaming Lips-7.5
12. Major Lodge Victory, Gin Blossoms-5.0
13. Like Drawing Blood, Gotye-9.0
14. Strangeland, Keane-8.0
15. Only By The Night, Kings of Leon-9.5
16. Aim and Ignite, Fun.-9.5
17. Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel-10.0

March

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18. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green-10.0
19. Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses-8.5
20. Rid of Me, PJ Harvey-9.5
21. Lex Hives, The Hives-8.0
22. Hozier, Hozier-9.0
23. Mezzanine, Massive Attack-8.5
24. Battle Studies, John Mayer-8.0

April


25. Misfits, The Misfits-9.0
26. Road To Ruin, The Ramones-9.5
27. Art Official Age, Prince-8.0
28. Life’s Rich Pageant, R.E.M.-9.5
29. Out Of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones-9.5
30. Off!7.5, Off!
31. Beard, Wives, Denim, Pond-8.0
32. Actually, Pet Shop Boys-9.0 *Half-Priced Books

May

33. The Body, the Blood, the Machine, The Thermals-9.0 *YouTube
34. Coral Fang, The Distillers-8.5 *YouTube
35. The Distillers, The Distillers-9.0  *YouTube
36. Sing Sing Death House, The Distillers-8.0 *YouTube
37. Happy Trails, Quicksilver Messenger Service-6.5
38. Milo Goes To College, The Descendents-9.5 *YouTube
39. Give It Back To You, The Record Company-8.0
40. Mother’s Milk, The Red Hot Chili Peppers-8.5
41.  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sea Lions but Were Afraid to Ask, Sea Lions-7.0
42. Heartworms, The Shins-8.5
43. Valtari, Sigur Rós-9.0
44. Surburban Lawns, Surburban Lawns-9.0 *YouTube
45. The Stooges, The Stooges-9.5
46. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen-10.0

June

47. Black Celebration, Depeche Mode-8.5 *Half-Priced Books
48. Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, Modest Mouse-9.0 *Barnes & Noble
49. Suburban Lawns, Suburban Lawns-9.0 *YouTube
50. Manhunter OST, Various Artists-9.5 *YouTube
51. Bauhaus 1979–1983 Vol. 1, Bauhaus-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
52. Hot Thoughts, Spoon-8.0
53. Baby (EP), Suburban Lawns-9.5 *YouTube
54. Strange Mercy, St. Vincent-8.5
55. Lonerism, Tame Impala-9.0
56. Love You To Death, Tegan and Sara-9.0
57. The Doors, The Doors-9.5 *Google Play

July:

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58. Dire Straits, Dire Straits-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
59. Walking On a Pretty Daze, Kurt Ville-9.5
60. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes-8.0
61. Blackstar, David Bowie-9.5
62. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis-10.0
63. The Message, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five-9.0
64. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver-9.5
65. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, Cold War Kids-8.5
66. Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips-9.0
67. Making Mirrors, Gotye-8.5

August:

68. Starr Stuff, Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2-9.5 *YouTube
69. Starfish, The Church-9.0 *Half-Priced Books
70. The Heart of Saturday Night
, Tom Waits-9.5
71. Hesitant Alien, Gerard Way-5.0
72. Close To The Edge, Yes-9.5
73. Neil Young, Neil Young-9.0
74. Hunting High and Low, A-ha-8.0 *Half Priced Books
75. People Are People, Depeche Mode-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
76. Music For The Masses, Depeche Mode-9.5 *Half-Priced Books

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September

77. English Oceans, Drive By Truckers-9.0
78. Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey-8.5
79. High Violet, The National-9.5
80. Painted Ruins, Grizzly Bear-9.0 *Barnes and Noble

Rest of the Year:

81. Evil Empire, Rage Against The Machine-9.5 *Barnes and Noble
82. Neferateri, Miles Davis-10.0, *Barnes and Noble
83. Tenacious D, Tenacious D-9.5, *Barnes and Noble
84. Demon Days, Gorillaz-10.0
85. Noctune, Wild Nothing-9.0
86. Sister, Sonic Youth-9.5
87. Graduation, Kayne West-9.5
88. How Big How Beautiful, Florence + The Machine-9.0
89. Everything Now, Arcade Fire-8.5
90. Kick Out The Jams, MC5-9.0
91. Lust For Life, Iggy Pop-9.5
92. II, Unknown Mortal Orchestra-7.0
93. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, Lucida Williams-9.0
94. Home Of The Strange, Young The Giant-9.0
95. Little Creatures, The Talking Heads-9.0
96. The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, The Traveling Wilburys-9.5
97. The River, Bruce Springsteen-9.5
98. Songs From The Big Chair, Tears For Fears-9.5 *YouTube
99. A Deeper Understanding, War On Drugs-9.0
100. Tonight’s The Night, Neil Young-9.0

Music Log 2015


I’m going to attempt this again as previously logs went un-updated. Ratings out of ****

January

1. Failure, The Posies-**
2. Turn Blue,  The Black Keys-*** 1/2
3. Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis-****
4. Birth of the Cool, Miles Davis-*** 1/2
5. Document (25th Anniversary Edition), R.E.M.-****
6. No Cities To Love, Sleater Kinney-***
7. Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis-***
8. Round About Midnight, Miles Davis-****
9. Zuma, Neil Young-*** 1/2
10. Definitely Maybe, Oasis-****

February:

March:

11. In A Silent Way, Miles Davis-****
12. American Hustle OST, Various-***
13. Paranoid, Black Sabbath-****
14. Reflektor, Arcade Fire-****
15. Rated R, Queens of the Stone Age-*** 1
/2

April:

16. Raiders of the Lost Ark OST, John Williams-****
17. For The Whole World To See, Death-****
18. Dark Magnus: Live At Carneige Hall, Miles Davis-*** 1/2
19. Migrant, Deerhunter-** 1/2
20. The Physical World, Death From Above 1979-*** 1/2
21. Music From Big Pink, The Band-*** 1/2
22. Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey-*** 1/2
23. To Bring You My Love, P.J. Harvey-*** 1/2
24. 1989, Taylor Swift-***
25. Rocky Horror Picture Show OST, Various-****

May:

Mixtures Playlist 2014


1.    A Comet Appears (3:49), The ShinsWincing The Night Away
2.    War On War (3:49), WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot
3.    I Don’t Even Know Myself (4:56), The WhoWho’s Next
4.    Hung Up On You (3:58), Fountains Of WayneWelcome Interstate Managers
5.    My Name Is Jonas (3:24), WeezerWeezer
6.    On (4:46), Bloc PartyA Weekend In The City
7.    Little Motel (4:44), Modest MouseWe Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
8.    Flynn Lives (3:22), Daft PunkTron: Legacy
9.    With God On Our Side (7:08), Bob DylanThe Times They Are A-Changin’
10.    The Girl Is Mine (3:42), Michael Jackson/Paul McCartneyThriller
11.    Scientist Studies (5:56), Death Cab For CutieWe Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes
12.    King Of Fools (4:07), Dwight YoakamThis Time
13.    Song For The Deaf (6:42), Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs For The Deaf
14.    Lucky Star (3:31), MadonnaSnatch
15.    Four Corners (5:44), The Sea and the CakeOne Bedroom
16.    This Is The Place (Naive Melody) (4:58), Talking HeadsSand In The Vaseline

16 Songs, 1:14:36 total time, 316.6 MB

Favorite Songs: Part XIV


I love Deadmau5 so much. He makes fun music, songs that you can dance to and also songs that are meaningful as well. Seeya Next Tuesday is the fun type, the kind that you would hear in the club or being played in a bar by someone with good taste. Its tough to have a favorite song by him because really so many qualify, but this one is certainly up there.

NPR Song List


Playlist created thanks to NPR’s All Songs 24/7 Music Channel: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=3&t=live9&islist=false

1.    I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Richard and Linda Thompson
2.    Saturn Return by She Keeps Bees
3.    Cheryl Tweedy by Lily Allen
4.    All I Want by LCD Soundsystem
5.    Down by the Water by PJ Harvey
6.    Guggenheim by The Ting Tings
7.    Young Folks by Peter Bjorn & John
8.    Unless You Speak From Your Heart by Porcelain Raft
9.    Body And Soul by Billie Holiday
10.    Down On The Bay by The Move
11.    Black Moon by Wilco
12.    Brains by Lower Dens
13.    Benediction by Thurston Moore
14.    Gentle Hour by Yo La Tengo

Favorite Songs: Part XI


There is something truly joyful and catchy about this track, which I can’t quite put my finger on but I like it regardless. Half Mast is a band that I stumbled onto thanks to a YouTube recommendation, and I want to explore more of their songs and hopefully find an album or two from them in the future as well.

Favorite Songs: Part X


Polica’s Dark Star was a track I first heard on NPR’s Night Music, which they have every week night from 7 PM to 5 AM. Its a great program, because it helps me listen to songs I’ve never heard before-particularly this sexy, funk infused track with lush vocals.

Favorite Songs: Part VI


Night Moves-Colored Emotion is a cool glass of water. Its the type of song that if you were a radical DJ, you’d play during a slow dance between lovers, or a wedding reception even. Because you don’t play the same old shit that everyone hears at those types of events. Plus that stirring guitar cord at the beginning takes my breath away.

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